Newfoundland, Canada based doom/punk/psychedelic band Slowpoke reveal the third single »Windtalker« taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, which will be released on August 22nd, 2021.
The band comments: “Our third single »Windtalker« premieres on The Obelisk! They were awesome enough to put in a brief album review too. Check it out!”
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Courtesy of Infecting Cells PR:
Canadian doom/punk/psychedelic band Slowpoke release the third single – »Windtalker« from their upcoming self-titled debut album.
Slowpoke adds: “»Windtalker« is about as pop as we get on this album. The songwriting is a bit closer to a traditional verse-chorus-verse approach which makes it a bit more straightforward than some of our other material. It’s lyrics are derived from a quote by Plato regarding ethics and reputation.”
Canadian doom/punk/psychedelic band Slowpoke are set to release their debut self titled LP August 22nd 2021. The LP was recorded mixed by Rick Hollett at Redhouse Recording in NL Canada (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) and mastered by Chris Keffer (Black Keys, Cheap Trick) at Magnetic North Studio in Utah, USA. Slowpoke adds “It’s been a privilege working with such a talented team. We worked hard on the album and we can’t wait to get it out there.”
Slowpoke’s self-titled debut runs the gamut of heavy genres. It features epic, psychedelic passages that transition to fast punk rock, righteous riffs, fuzz-laden doom and some straight up rock and roll. Slowpoke keeps things interesting with progressive songwriting and by drawing from a wide range of inspiration including bands like Clutch, The Melvins, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath and many more.
The album will be available on all major platforms August 22nd.
Slowpoke formed in St John’s Newfoundland Canada in 2018 by Ben Chapman-Smith (bass, vocals) and Cameron Legge (guitar). In early 2019 Adam Young (drums) joined the band. The trio went on to record the bedrock of their upcoming album »Slowpoke« and closed the night at Still Heavy’s Midsummer Mayhem 3 festival and were dubbed the “hidden gem of the evening” by Tony Carew owner of Still Heavy. COVID-19 made live performances a non-option in 2020 so Slowpoke went inside and worked away at their release, and applied for a MusicNL Artist development grant which they received in January 2021.
Upon receiving the grant Slowpoke enlisted the services of Rick Hollet at Redhouse Recording (sHeavy, Hey Rosetta!) for mixing and Chris Keffer at Magnetic North (The Black Keys, Cheap Trick) studios for mastering. Slowpoke is currently performing in Newfoundland and has an album release show planned at the Rockhouse in St. Johns on August 21st, 2021 with The Birchmen and local legends sHeavy.
Cameron Legge – Guitar
Ben Chapman-Smith – Bass, Vocals
Adam Young – Drums